Dummer  Hampshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Dummer like this:

DUMMER, a parish and a sub-district in Basingstoke district, Hants. The parish lies 2¼ miles from the Southwestern railway, 5 miles SW of Basingstoke; and has a post office under Basingstoke. Acres, 2, 180. Real property, £2, 540. Pop., 400. Houses, 84. The property is divided among a few. ...

Dummer House is a chief residence. The land is hilly. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £415.* Patron, the Rev. W.Adams. The church is ancient; contains several brasses, one of them with a rhyming inscription; and is good. A school has £4 from endowment; and other charities £14. Whitfield and Hervey were familiar with this parish; and the latter wrote here some of his "Meditations."-The sub-district contains sixteen parishes. Acres, 32, 377. Pop., 4, 639. Houses, 948.

Dummer through time

Dummer is now part of Basingstoke and Deane district. Click here for graphs and data of how Basingstoke and Deane has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Dummer itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Dummer, in Basingstoke and Deane and Hampshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 13th April 2024

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